Angola’s textile industry re-launched this year

4 July 2014

Work to modernise and expand the África Têxtil (Benguela) textile company in Angola is due to be finished this year and work on Textang II, in Luanda, has already concluded, said Angola’s secretary of state for Industry, Kiala Ngone Gabriel in Luanda.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop about the textile industry in Angola, the secretary of state also said that building work at África Têxtil, once it was finished, would double the size of the factory.

Satec, which is located in the city of Dondo in Kwanza Norte province, is also moving along in terms of its renovation and work is expected to end in 2015, whilst Textang II is now only waiting for its re-inauguration.

Gabriel said that refurbishment of all of these industrial units was expected to cost US$2 billion, which will be entirely funded by the Angolan state.

The secretary of state noted that the Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development had recently announced the re-launch of cotton production in Angola, based on the intentions of economic and industrial entrepreneurs.

“Until there is national production, the textile factories will have to work with imported raw materials,” said Gabriel, adding that over 3,00 jobs would be created once the factories start operating. (macauhub/AO)